22 May 2019

New appointment at CWES cements their position as the UK's leading proofing system provider.

Rob Thurston CWES

New appointment at CWES cements their position as the UK's leading proofing system provider.

Rob Thurston, formerly of Xelix, has joined leading large format reseller and colour proofing specialist City and West End Solutions.

With more than 8 years experience with GMG proofing and colour management products, Rob Thurston is highly regarded in the industry. Rob comes to CWE Solutions from GMG reseller Xelix, bringing with him a loyal client base which includes Colour Systems/Fresh Media, Conde Nast Publishing, Bauer, Polestar and other similarly high profile clients.

Rob joins Simon Landau at CWE to bring together two of the UK’s foremost technical experts for GMG products.

Doug Gilbertson, Managing Director of CWE Solutions Ltd, said “This appointment underlines our commitment to keeping CWE at the leading edge of the GMG proofing and colour management sector. Without doubt we are now the number one supplier of large format GMG in the UK, a position we are proud to have achieved. Rob can only add further to the expertise that we can make available to CWE customers".

As testament to these claims, CWE recently provided the technical consultancy that saw AGI Media become the first ever UK print company to achieve FOGRA ISO12647-2 certification.


Colourgen appoint Julie Mitchell as Internal Sales Manager

julie mitchell colourgenColourgen has appointed Julie Mitchell as its new Internal Sales Manager. Julie will be responsible for recruiting, training and managing Colourgen’s internal sales team as well as maximising and measuring sales performance to meet the company’s sales objectives. Julie will also oversee and participate in the co-ordination of sales promotion activities.

Prior to joining Colourgen, Julie was Sales Director at Grace Electronics where she oversaw an increase in turnover from £1.2million to £5million within 5 years. Overall, Julie has more than 20 years experience of working in sales, particularly in the computer supplies market, where she has held major accounts such as Comet, Office World and Spicers.

Peter Davidson, General Manager – Print Solutions, for Colourgen, comments, “Julie has extensive experience of managing and working within fast moving and dynamic sales teams. We believe she be a real asset to our team as we look forward to an exciting period of time for Colourgen. Julie will mainly be working with our reseller accounts sales team to help them support and manage these important relationships.”

Julie Mitchell comments, “I am really looking forward to the challenge of working with Colourgen. While the company is already very well established in its marketplace, I believe I can help deliver further growth by developing new ideas and new strategies.”